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Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Experimentalphysik I - FFN

Research scientist (m/f/d) PANDA-Straw Tube Tracker in hadron / particle physics

  • Online seit 08.10.2021
  • 211008-495860
  • 831952
  • Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter(in)


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The department "FAIR Forschung NRW (FFN)" invites outstanding candidates to apply for a

Post-Doctoral position (m/f/d) in the project PANDA - Straw Tube Tracker

with basic research in the field of hadron and particle physics for 3 years. The group at FFN is involved with major contributions in the development and construction of tracking detectors based on straw tubes for the HADES and PANDA experiments at the FAIR facility (Darmstadt), together with national and international partners. Very recently, a new straw tube tracker (STS1) was installed in the HADES spectrometer at FAIR and successfully commissioned in-beam in 2021.

The group together with partners currently builds the central straw tube tracker (STT) detector for the PANDA experiment consisting of about 4.200 thin-wall drift tubes (straws). The innovative detector design combines an extremely low mass density by self-supporting straw modules with the high-resolution measurement of the complete track information: the helical trajectory and particle momentum of charged particles in the solenoidal magnetic field and the specific energy-loss to identify the particle species. Installation of the STT detector system in the PANDA experiment is planned to start in 2025.

Your tasks:

The candidate will be scientifically and organizationally responsible for the construction and completion of the innovative PANDA -STT detector system and will plan and perform appropriate test measurements. Other tasks include the mentoring of master and PhD students. Moreover, the active participation in new research projects of the institute is expected. The willingness to travel and work in radiation areas is required.

Our offer:

  • challenging and stimulating work in a multidisciplinary and international environment
  • excellent scientific equipment
  • opportunities to participate in relevant international scientific conferences
  • the contract is limited to 3 years

If the position is funded by third-party funds, the employee has no teaching obligation (§3 der Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung NRW).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

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  • a very good university degree with a doctoral degree (PhD) in experimental physics in the field of particle or hadron physics
  • experience with particle detectors, in particular gas detectors for track reconstruction of charged particles
  • good programming skills for software development in C/C ++ ( Linux environment)
  • you enjoy to work with master and PhD students and the scientific and technical staff of the institute and of the various workshops.
  • significant experience publishing your work (shown by an appropriate publication list)
  • enjoy working in an international team
  • a very good command of written and spoken German and English


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
3 Jahre, beginnend frühestens am 1.1.2022
TV-L E13
Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
Experimentalphysik I - FFN
Universitätsstraße 150, Gebäude NB 2
44801 Bochum, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr. James Ritman


Herr Prof. Dr. James Ritman



Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Experimentalphysik I - FFN


Universitätsstraße 150, Gebäude NB 2
44801 Bochum